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The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'.

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Hello,

I know there are other messages concerning this error message, but they
all look so confusing to me.

I have an application that uses an Access database. No problems with
permissions.
I made a windows service of that application.
I choose 'ServiceAccount.LocalService' in the ProjectInstaller (VS.NET)
which means Anonymous User.

Whith the application as a service a get the errormessage
"The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'.".
This is clearly a permissions problem to me.

I cannot figure out which permission settings I should change.
Is there anyone who can help me with this ?

Thanks for any help,

Paul

Oct 17 '05 #1
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On 17 Oct 2005 08:30:05 -0700, "Paul" <pa*************@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hello,

I know there are other messages concerning this error message, but they
all look so confusing to me.

I have an application that uses an Access database. No problems with
permissions.
I made a windows service of that application.
I choose 'ServiceAccount.LocalService' in the ProjectInstaller (VS.NET)
which means Anonymous User.

Whith the application as a service a get the errormessage
"The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'.".
This is clearly a permissions problem to me.

I cannot figure out which permission settings I should change.
Is there anyone who can help me with this ?


The account under which your service is running will require full permissions to the folder where
the Access database is located.
Paul
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Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)
Oct 17 '05 #2

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